Gingrich raises $800,000 in third quarter
October 15th, 2011
03:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich raises $800,000 in third quarter

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign raised over $800,000 in the third quarter and spent nearly $777,000, leaving the former Speaker of the House with $353,416 in cash-on-hand funds.

The GOP candidate’s financial report, filed Saturday with the Federal Election Commission, shows the Gingrich campaign owing $1,192,865 in outstanding debt.

Gingrich did not make any contributions of his own money to the campaign, according to the filing.

In a statement, Gingrich's campaign pointed out some bright spots in the fundraising report, including support coming from new donors.

In total, Gingrich has raised nearly $2.9 million in his bid for the 2012 GOP nomination, and has spent over $2.5 million.

The highest expenditures for Gingrich’s third-quarter campaigning were website development, salaries and telemarketing, according to the filing.

In the most recent CNN Poll of Polls, encompassing surveys taken October 3-10, 6% of Republican voters identified Gingrich as their choice for the presidential nominee.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Clwyd

    Since he claims to be so frugal he could always charge $500,000 to his Tiffany's credit card!

    October 16, 2011 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  2. FM

    Campaigns do really test contenders how they will carry on the job they are seeking for. Hillary failed the test and am afraid to say on GOP field, a lot are showing their weaknesses. They can well have experience,but I fear it will do no good to anyone!

    October 16, 2011 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  3. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    Another Krazy Konservative Klown who can't balance his own budget while criticizing others around him for the very same behavior.

    October 16, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
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